2nd Grade


CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

 
RELIGION
  • Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
  • Sacrament of First Holy Communion
  • Christ Our Life: God Cares for Us
    • Jesus Calls us to give ourselves in love
    • The Church’s celebration of God’s care
    • Jesus gives us the gift of Himself
  • St. Mary’s Press: Go, Seek, Find!
    • Bible study based Sacramental preparation program
  • Saint of the Week
    • In depth analysis of a different saint each week
    • Students create a saint book at the end of the year
 
LANGUAGE ARTS
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys (ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards)
  • Apps: Spelling City, Epic!, Freckle
  • Literacy:
    • Fluency
    • Phonics
    • Spelling strategies
  • Writing strategies:
    • Organizational skills
    • Compare and contrast
    • Persuasive essay
  • Original fairy tale short story and script
    • Each fairy tale is performed in front of the whole school
  • Accelerated Reader Program — Personalized goals for independent reading practice
 
MATHEMATICS
  • My Math (aligned to Common Core Math Standards)
  • Apps: Sumdog and Freckle
  • Time
  • Double digit addition and subtraction
  • Money
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Foundations of multiplication
  • Measure and estimate in standard units
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Houghton Mifflin History-Social Science: Neighborhoods (Aligned to Common Core History-Social Science standards)
  • Scholastic Weekly Readers
  • Explore every day and historical heroes
  • Create simple maps of neighborhoods
  • Discover the importance of laws and government
  • Demonstrate basic economic reasoning
SCIENCE

Scholastic Weekly Readers

  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum
  • Hands-on Experiments
  • Animal Wax Museum

 

ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM

 
FIELD TRIPS
  • Robotics field trip to Legoland
  • Reconciliation Prayer walk
  • Retreat at St Catherine of Siena Parish
  • Christmas Caroling at St Catherine of Siena Women’s Guild Christmas Luncheon
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • Movement concepts
  • Social skills
  • Team building
  • Flexibility
  • Locomotor Movement
  • Manipulative skills
  • Fitness Concepts
  • Healthy choices
  • Dance
 
ART
  • Perceive and describe repetition and balance in nature, in the environment, and in works of art.
  • Perceive and discuss differences in mood created by warm and cool colors.
  • Demonstrate beginning skill in the use of basic tools and art-making processes, such as printing, crayon rubbings, collage, and stencils.
  • Demonstrate beginning skill in the use of art media, such as oil pastels, watercolors, and tempera.
  • Sculpture: clay assemblage and mixed media

Some projects include:

  • Self Portraits
  • Rainbow Fish – Collage and patterning assemblage
  • Chicken Little – Patterns and Assemblage
  • Skeletons in Q tips – fun representing the human skeleton
  • Oil Pastel Sheep Drawing to show texture – Reconciliation
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe – Patterning and Culture
  • Printmaking – Styrofoam relief print Cross
  • 3 Dimensional Paper Mache Dinosaur using Egg Cartons
 
MUSIC
  • Apply vocal and instrumental musical skills
  • Listen to, analyze, and describe music
  • Read and perform simple rhythmic patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests
  • Sing age-appropriate songs from memory
  • Understand the historical contributions and cultural dimensions of music
  • School-wide participation in the Pacific Symphony Class Act program
SPANISH
  • Learn basic listening/speaking skills
  • Basic vocabulary concepts include: Greeting, stating your name, classroom objects, numbers 1-15, colors, days of the week, directions, animals, adjectives, body parts, clothing, family, community, food and feelings
 
TECHNOLOGY
  • Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship — Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Copyright, Social Networking